Feeling empowered is subjective and varies from individual to individual. But the universal truth of empowerment comes from the knowledge that you have options and control over your choices; the ability to make those choices, and the responsibility for the choices you make. Empowerment is that feeling and conviction that comes from having gone through a difficult situation and made it. Capturing your “new normal” is taking that newly empowered self and using it to form a new and improved you. The way you viewed yourself in the world and how you filled your days prior to having breast cancer will take on new meaning. Your perspective may not change at all, but for most women living with breast cancer, the experience enriches their lives and takes life down a new path. This section is about finding empowerment no matter what stage of breast cancer treatment you are in and then using it to create a “new normal” for yourself.